Conservative Presbyterians Launch New Denomination

(RNS) Conservative Presbyterians launched a new denomination on Thursday (Jan. 19), saying that the Presbyterian Church (USA) is too consumed by internal conflicts and bureaucracy to nurture healthy congregations. “This ‘new Reformed body’ is intended to foster a new...

Mainline Protestants Seek Internal Reforms, Stir Anger

(RNS) A list of the Episcopal Church’s 75 commissions, committees, agencies and boards spilled over eight PowerPoint slides during a recent presentation by its new chief operating officer, Bishop Stacy Sauls. By his count, there are also nearly 50 departments and...

Presbyterians Target Caterpillar for Divestment

(RNS) A Presbyterian Church (USA) committee will recommend that the church add heavy equipment giant Caterpillar to its divestment list because the company profits from the “non-peaceful” use of its products by Israel against Palestinians. According to the PCUSA,...

Presbyterians to Officially Allow Gay Clergy

(RNS) Presbyterians who support gay rights are prepping sanctuaries this Sunday (July 10) to celebrate the passage of a new church policy that allows gay pastors to serve openly for the first time in the denomination’s history. As the new policy for the Presbyterian...